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Stunning trip report to the Serengeti

Bookmarked Northern Serengeti by Paul Stamatiou (

Safari wildlife game drives in the Northern Serengeti in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Aside from the beautiful photography, I’m very impressed by the trip report format, with the large scale photos, highlighted “travel partners” and the place where they stayed, the embedded videos and mini clips, and the orientation map at the top of the post. The way the captions divide sections of photos and video feels effective in telling a story and breaking up the excursion. I also like that they position this as one photoset within a larger trip with its own landing page.

This is a decided class above the trip reports I’ve posted on Cascadia Inspired 😂


Watched Life in Color: Seeing in Color

Bookmarked Life in Color with David Attenborough (

Using innovative technology, this docuseries explores nature from a fresh perspective as animals use color to survive and thrive in the wild.

My takeaway is that color is all about sex. Yeah, they talked about some other aspects of coloration but most of it was males wanting to get laid.

Incorporating the polarized and infrared cameras was kind of neat. It’s interesting how the other layers of coloration outside our visual spectrum don’t always align with the patterns of colors we can see.

Comics Humor Nature

Read False Knees

Read False Knees by Joshua Barkman

In Barkman’s debut print collection, False Knees fans will find old favorites along with an abundance of all-new material. Featuring creatures found in the author’s native Ontario, this always sharp, sometimes head-scratchingly bizarre collection of comics offers a view into the secret, surprisingly insightful world of blue jays, squirrels, geese, wolves, and rabbits.

Delightful. He nails the animal expressions and poses, which adds to the humor of juxtaposed anthropomorphism. I feel like my natural history background added another level of appreciation to several of the comics. None were laugh out loud funny for me but I enjoyed the whole book.


Watched Wild Nordic Creatures of the Taiga

Watched National Geographic WILD – Wild Nordic from

As seen by the Viking gods, the fabled wildernesses of Norway, Finland and Sweden are revealed from the skies above.

The creatures of the taiga find their homes deep within Scandinavia’s ancient forests and this fall season will be the ultimate test of survival.

They let themselves have some fun on the narration on this one.